Rapper T.I. — who was widely criticized after saying he couldn’t “vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman” — says he’s supporting Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Sanders calls deadly Afghan drone strike 'unacceptable' MORE on Super Tuesday.
The “Whatever You Like” rapper cited Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE’s past remarks on race as the reason he was rooting for her Democratic presidential candidate rival, posting to his more than four million Instagram followers on Tuesday:
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Last October, T.I. walked back comments he made during a radio show in which he said he wouldn’t be casting a ballot for Clinton or any other female White House hopeful.
“Just because every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well,” T.I. said at the time. “But the president, it’s kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen or they didn’t mean for it to happen.”
The 35-year-old Atlanta-born entertainer later apologized, calling his remarks “unequivocally insensitive and wrong.”